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Proud to have a double award winning volunteer on the EC team

2019-01-17T10:12:05+00:00

Our Charlotte was a double award winner at the Heart of Salford awards – here she tells us about the experience. Getting a nomination at the Heart of Salford awards for the work that I do with the Empowered Conversations project run by Six Degrees was an amazing surprise. I was convinced that there [...]

Proud to have a double award winning volunteer on the EC team2019-01-17T10:12:05+00:00

NHS launches Long Term Plan that will help people with dementia

2019-01-16T07:50:50+00:00

The NHS has launched 'The Long Term Plan' to create a service in the next ten years that will be 'fit for purpose' and will improve patient care. The plan specifically mentions the importance of improving outcomes for people living with dementia through technology, early detection and an increase in community support. Empowered Conversations [...]

NHS launches Long Term Plan that will help people with dementia2019-01-16T07:50:50+00:00

Why prescribing playlists for people with dementia is on the money

2018-12-03T11:28:23+00:00

In a recent Guardian article, GP Ann Robinson shares her views on how ‘social prescribing’ – the prescribing of hobbies and social activities – can complement or even substitute medical prescribing to support people with dementia. She said: “It feels churlish to challenge the concept of social prescribing. How can anyone argue with the [...]

Why prescribing playlists for people with dementia is on the money2018-12-03T11:28:23+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #6:

2018-11-29T07:34:21+00:00

 An ‘invitation to respond’, rather than a question, can take the pressure off both you and a person with dementia when chatting As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #6:2018-11-29T07:34:21+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #5:

2018-11-23T08:57:02+00:00

Music and singing can be a powerful tool for communicating – and for teaching the Empowered Conversations principles! As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have discovered whilst learning more [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #5:2018-11-23T08:57:02+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #4:

2018-11-15T07:53:39+00:00

Good communication is not just about what you say: it’s about how you say it and where the conversation takes place. As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have discovered [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #4:2018-11-15T07:53:39+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #3:

2018-11-07T10:28:46+00:00

From hospitals to housing associations: funding support for dementia services is crucial As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have discovered whilst learning more about dementia…. However geeky it might [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #3:2018-11-07T10:28:46+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #2:

2018-11-01T07:56:28+00:00

There is a myth that once an individual gets dementia they don’t have anything of interest to say.… As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have discovered whilst learning more about dementia…. An attitude that I became more aware of through the Empowered Conversations workshops is the [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #2:2018-11-01T07:56:28+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #1:

2018-10-16T12:16:09+00:00

Communicating with a person with dementia can be daunting. But I feel more confident after putting a few simple techniques into practice… As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #1:2018-10-16T12:16:09+00:00

Community-based dementia support gets a lottery boost

2018-10-16T11:01:29+00:00

The University of Worcester has been awarded a major grant from the National Lottery to support people and families living with dementia across the UK. The University’s Association for Dementia Studies has been awarded a £587,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, to develop its Meeting Centres Support Programme. Originating in the Netherlands, the ‘Meeting [...]

Community-based dementia support gets a lottery boost2018-10-16T11:01:29+00:00